The Racing Communications Specialist independently creates, edits and issues press releases, statements, quotes, race advances, race recaps and other written, racing-themed communications. As needed, the Racing Communications Specialist will also support the overall communication’s operation including board meetings, press conferences and non-racing, NYRA-themed events and initiatives.
Education (minimum): Bachelor’s Degree
Experience: 4 years of relevant experience in a professional office environment, including at least 2 in a marketing, public relations or customer service role. Must have superior writing skills, strong attention to detail and an in-depth knowledge of the thoroughbred racetrack industry.
Other Requirements: Ability to work a racing schedule which includes weekend and holidays and to work on site at each live track (Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course). A travel stipend is provided to work in Saratoga.
English composition and grammar
Forms and procedures for constant contact email distribution
Crafting press releases, statements and feature articles
Transcribing audio and video recordings